2014: New York "Players to Know"

The 2014 recruiting season is now front-and-center, and as we jump deep into it, FOXSportsNEXT will take you around the northeast region in this week-long "Names to Know" series. It continues with the 2014 players in New York's class.

The 2013 class is signed and schools are digging into the 2014 class. Each day this week, FOXSportsNEXT will take a look at "Players to Know" in the 2014, and the lists will be broken into groups in the northeast region.

Each player on this list holds FBS offers, with many of them holding double digit verbal offers. Take at look at 10 players (listed alphabetically) everyone should know in New York.


Ariel Amaya, OG, 6-4, 270, Tottenville High, Staten Island, N.Y.
Skinny: Amaya is at a program that produces Division I talent on a regular basis, and he could be the next in line. He plays tackle for Tottenville but projects into a guard. He moves well but needs to gain strength. He is from Rutgers, Syracuse, Penn State, Temple, Pittsburgh and Connecticut, but more schools will pay attention to him in the spring.


Sean Christie, OT, 6-5, 260, Patchogue Medford High, Medford, N.Y.
Skinny: Christie plays left tackle in high school but will need to work on his foot quickness to play there in college. He is hearing from regional schools but could make an impact on the combine circuit this spring/summer if he shows more flexibility and athleticism.


Juylan Coleman, S, 6-1, 165, St. Francis High, Buffalo, N.Y.
Skinny: Coleman plays physical as a receiver and likes to play in the box as a safety. He needs to put on mass and add strength, but he reads the play well and breaks on the ball. He is hearing from Buffalo, Rutgers and Syracuse.


Joseph Gause, WR, 6-4, 195, Bishop Kearney High, Rochester, N.Y.
Skinny: Gause holds an offer from Old Dominion and is hearing from Rutgers, Pittsburgh and Syracuse. He is a long and brings size to the receiver spot, but may turn into a tight end if he can add the weight. He has a good frame and strong hands.


Jay Hayes, DT, 6-5, 270, Poly Prep High, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Skinny: Hayes is wildly talented and already committed to Notre Dame. He can play offensive tackle or along the defensive line, and he committed to the Irish in the fall. He is explosive and long but he needs to work on his technique.


Naesean Howard, RB, 5-11, 190, West Genesee High, Camillus, N.Y.
Skinny: Buffalo and Syracuse already extended offers and Howard is also hearing from the likes of Nebraska, Boston College, Penn State and Boston College. He is close to the Syracuse campus but distance will not be a factor in his decision, but the Orange is his leader.


Kahlil Lewin, RB, 5-8, 185, Erasmus Hall High, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Skinny: Lewis holds offers from Stony Brook and Fordham, and will get more interest as he hits the camp/combine circuit for one of the top programs in New York City. Lewin is used more as an inside threat but he has the ability to get to the outside.


Justin Noye, WR, 6-2, 185, East High, Rochester, N.Y.
Skinny: Noye plays quarterback and is elusive, but he projects as a receiver in college. He has good speed and changes direction well, but needs to gain strength. He holds an offer from Albany and is hearing from Syracuse, Rutgers, Connecticut and Buffalo.


Curtis Samuel, RB, 6-0, 185, Erasmus Hall High, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Skinny: Samuel is the top offensive player in New York City and holds offers from Syracuse, Connecticut, Virginia and Rutgers, and was told by Notre Dame he will get an offer when he comes to campus for Junior Day on March 23. He is also hearing from Penn State. He has the speed to get to the outside and the size to run in the middle, and is also a very good safety.


Jacquis Webb, OT, 6-5, 310, Gates Chili High, Rochester, N.Y.
Skinny: Rochester is producing more and more talent, and Webb fits into this category. He holds an offer from Old Dominion and is hearing from Syracuse and Rutgers as well. He is a left tackle in high school, and he has the length to play there in college but he has to improve his feet.


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